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Capt. Brian A. McAllister

Thanks to Allen Baker, here are two “golden hour” photos of likely the newest ship-assist tug in the sixth boro, Capt. Brian A. McAllister.   Here’s my limited first view of the new McAllister, taken back in mid-August, right after she arrived. She’s mostly hidden by Eric, although this allows a profile comparison of the […]

Random Tugs 347

Timothy (1979 and rebuilt 2009) and Janice Ann (2020), Marjorie B. McAllister (1974), Jonathan C. (2016) and Doris Moran (1982), Colonel (1978),   Cape Canaveral (2019),   Philadelphia (2017), Capt. Brian A. (2017),   All photos of a busy place, WVD.  

Confidence and Courage

Here was an unusual pair . . .  within an hour of each other;  Thor Confidence arrived, escorted by Justine McAllister and   Capt. Brian A. . . . and a bit later, a very light Thor Courage, escorted by Ava M. McAllister,   headed out for sea. Built in 2009 and 2008, respectively, the […]

Random Tugs 337

Because the name and focus of this blog is tugster, you’d expect to see a lot of tugboats, both within the confines of New York harbor, aka the REAL sixth boro, and I hope you are satisfied that you find a plethora of tugboats in installments of this blog.  So here’s Random Tugs #337, post […]

KVK Concatenation 2

Where’s there’s a “1”, a “2” must follow, right?  Let’s start with Brendan Turecamo on the starboard side of APL Dublin. Enter a Maersk ship with Bruce tendering the port side. APL Dublin has Kirby on the stern. Gerda has Capt. Brian A. on her stern, and Patrice and Ava.  That makes a total of […]

Random Tugs 328

Justine has been back in the sixth boro awhile now after quite some time away. She’s a 1982 product of Jakobson, one of the last half dozen built there.  From this angle she reminds me of Siberian Sea, now Mike Azzolino.  She works with 4000 hp. Recent days have seen a convergence of the Cape-class, […]

Talos

Talos.  Know the reference?  I didn’t but will share the response at the end of this post.  It’s entirely appropriate for the very automated  and largest in physical size class of container ships to call in the sixth boro, 1211′ loa.  In fact, another ship of the class is recognized as being (in 2019) as […]

Random Tugs 306

Alongside Pilot No. 1 New York, the current one, it’s the newest-in-name vessel in the sixth boro . . . Meaghan Marie, ex–Kathleen Turecamo, has become part of the same green & buff fleet as Joseph John. Here’s a photo I took of her in port of Albany, September 2013. A different use of green […]

Random Ships 83

Remember Laura Maersk, the unusual tow from back in mid-June?  An engine room explosion disabled her, and she had to be towed in for repairs.  Well . . .  below are her tracks from yesterday . . .  first sea trials . . . aka a “test drive” and then she made a beeline for […]

2020 Calendar June

On the 2020 calendar, the top right photo shows a shore fisherman, a small fishing boat, a tug, and a tanker.    The 2013 and 49,999 dwt tanker, Elandra Sea, as of this morning is in the Java Sea, likely almost as far from the sixth boro as you can get.  The tug escorting her in […]